The grants support innovative and inclusive educational practices and applications are open until Monday 1 May.

This week, the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) launches a reimagined faculty grant scheme. Grants of $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 are available for initiatives that improve opportunities, support and outcomes for students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented at UNSW, including students from low-SES backgrounds. The EDI Faculty Grants will support the Gateway Equity target, which is 25% per cent of commencing domestic undergraduate students will be from a low-SES and/or socio-educationally disadvantaged school (Gateway partner school) by 2027.

About the grants

These grants will be funded by Access, Equity and Inclusion within EDI. Successful projects will support:

  • teaching and learning initiatives that intend to positively impact students’ university experience, engagement, and success  
  • projects that will build the University’s research agenda on social inclusion/exclusion and link to widening participation or inclusive learning and teaching objectives or other related objectives (that may be documented in faculty EDI plans)
  • the career transition of students from underrepresented backgrounds to support the Gateway Equity target into employment or further study   
  • existing programs/units of study as well as new projects/activities with potential for expansion and implementation across schools or faculties.   

Who can apply?

Grants are available to professional and academic staff from all UNSW Sydney faculties and UNSW Canberra.

Key dates and more info

Register for an info session: Thursday 13 April at 10am, to learn more about the grant scheme, including details about assessment criteria and funding specifics.

Grant applications open: Monday 3 April

Grant applications close: COB Monday 1 May

Find guidelines, FAQs and the application form.